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quote . such as the civil rights movement. or socialist and communist. or, anti-war protesters. then taking action to destroy them either their reputations or, their, their professions. and, i think we all ought to be aware of that history and wary of these kind of programs.
civil rights organizations. it was based in atlanta, just finished school at the university and i spent four years at the american baptist college called the american baptist seminary and later became an american baptist college and spent two years studying. when i became the chair i had to move to atlanta i loved nashville. i fell in love with the city. it was the first city i lived in, but i went to atlanta, spent a lot of time traveling all across the south, going to arkansas in the southwestern georgia, the delta mississippi, louisiana, north carolina, south carolina. but atlanta presented me with an opportunity to be the place, not just to be there, but to come to washington to meet with members of congress, to come and meet with president kennedy, with martin luther king jr. and others. a few weeks after i had been elected chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee i was in washington in the white house with president kennedy and i will never forget that first meeting with the president getting on a flight fly in from washington back to atlanta and preparing for the ma
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
at home. >> when "america tonight" continues - cam lot and civil rights. what leg as si did kennedy leave behind. >> it's been 50 years since the assassination of john f. kennedy. he's remembered for his sudden death on the day in dallas texas and his fleeting presidency. we wanted to look at one of the momentous things he did. five months before that day kennedy gave a stirring civil rights address from the oval office, sewing the seeds for one of his biggest legacies, the ground breaking civil rights act. >> america tonight spoke to many about how kennedy made the speech and a cause he was somewhat reluctant to embrace. >> i can understand that martyrdom elvates anyone. and the nature of his death as a sacrifice to all of us lifted him up. but at the same time i couldn't understand why so many people elevated him as highly as he did. he was a good figure, but not a great figure and was disappointing in many ways. >> a lot think he's the second freight eplans ipator, speaking of him in the same breath as abraham lincoln. he doesn't deserve the mantel. >> kennedy was not a righteous perso
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
lot and civil rights. what leg as si did kennedy leave behind. the stream is uniquely interactive television. in fact, we depend on you, your ideas, your concerns. >> all these folks are making a whole lot of money. >> you are one of the voices of this show. >> i think you've offended everyone with that kathy. >> hold on, there's some room to offend people, i'm here. >> we have a right to know what's in our food and monsanto do not have the right to hide it from us. >> so join the conversation and make it your own. >> watch the stream. >> and join the conversation online @ajamstream. >> it's been 50 years since the assassination of john f. kennedy. he's remembered for his sudden death on the day in dallas texas and his fleeting presidency. we wanted to look at one of the momentous things he did. five months before that day kennedy gave a stirring civil rights address from the oval office, sewing the seeds for one of his biggest legacies, the ground breaking act. >> america tonight spoke to many about how kennedy made the speech and a cause he was somewhat reluctant to embrace. >>
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for many americans. here are two examples of his speeches. one, a civil rights speech, the other a speech at american university about america's role in the world. and also kennedy at a press conference. >> we are confronted primarily with a moral issue. it as s as old as the scriptures and as clear as the american constitution. the heart of the question is whether all americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities. whether we are going to treat our fellow americans as we want to be treated. and if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. for in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's future and we are all mortal. >> the congressman criticized mr. salinger as a "young and inexperienced white house publicity man." (laughter) and questioned the advisability of having him visit the soviet union. i wonder if you have any comments. >> i know there are always some people who feel that americans are always a young, inexpe
have always been passionate about civil rights, equality for everyone. i have a 10-year-old daughter, so having a girl has made me much more sensitive to gender equality issues. i guess i have always been vocal about my politics, but as a supervisor, i have to listen to other perspectives and making decisions. >> very soon there will be of much more seniors in that area. we are trying to focus on whether a stop sign or stoplight might help. >> tried to look at issues of senior nutrition programs, alzheimer's research, even housing policies that allowed our buildings to become more senior-friendly. also looking at how to support senior services, neighborhood- by-neighborhood programs that allow aging in place. people who are getting older helping each other stay in their homes and communities longer so that they can contribute as long as possible, as opposed to institutionalizing them. >> i support working families, livable communities, definite drawn support for the small business. even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many people of work. so it is also about supporti
have abused it and overused it aand trivialized it. and the grgreat civil rights fit of 1964, the difference betwtwen then and now was found in the vote. they were 29 vos to keep the filibuster going against this -- the civil rights act of 1964. 24 of those were cast by democrats. the parties were not polarized. they are now polarized. you have a s senate majoty. >> there may be another role happening. that would be the law of unintended consequences. >> i am sure there will be many unintended consequences. this could have been avoid. the word nuclear option was coined initially by the democrats because this was the republicans' idea when george bush was president. they came to a solution then with six democrats and six republicans. there was nobody offering to do that on the repuican side this time and saying we will put through all the nominees except in extraordinary circumstanc. to have a negotiation there has to be someone to negotiate with. there was not anybody but it will have unintended conseqequences. >> the nuclear option phrase was coined by bill crist who is the
and dance instead gays pushed for civil rights. since gays produced votes politicians produced results. in 1975 the state legislature sroeut -- the state legislature voted to legalize gay sexual acts so that gays would not be breaking the law when they made love. in return, masconi gave gays their first openly gay city commissioner harvey milk. anita bryant's success in repealing a gay rights ordnance in florida scared gays throughout the united states. when john briggs promised to bring an anti gay campaign. san francisco gays got worried and militant. >> for all that politicians helped put in office gays had still very little to show for it. san francisco did not have a gay civil rights. had little plums that are dolled out to every minority group. so gays decided maybe their friends in city hall weren't doing enough and it was time to get their own gay supervisor. again that happened through political horse trading. politicians needed gay votes to win. so they made castro the middle of a gay super visoral district. four district elections in the city became law and by december 1977
it's very exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about s
, african-american soldiers interpretations of the surrender of described the civil rights message into the mud animist terms of the sprecher, emphasizing the promise of appomattox, depicted the free people and black soldiers in particular as agents of national healing. the williams 1880 history of the troops in the war of the rebellion praised like soldiers for treating the confederates with quiet dignity and christian humility. those were his words. hero, after the confederate army had been paroled, the troops cheerfully and cordially divided rations of the late enemy and welcomed them at their campfires of march 2 st. petersburg. forgiveness is expressed in the attacks rebel soldiers who freely mingled with the plakon verse. as a spectacle of magnanimity never before witnessed. lien sought, african-american magnanimity at appomattox is the exercise of moral authority come a conscious effort as purposeful as grandson act of clemency to leave to break the cycle of violence the slaveholders had so long perpetuated. in the year after the surrender, each of the interpretations about
civil rights and he introduced civil rights legislation. i think that speech ennobled his presidency. and his presidency was flawed. the cuban missile crisis, the step up in vietnam. but what he said on civil rights to me was a shining moment. he taught about civil rights is a moral right, as something that's clear is the constitution and the soul of the scriptures. that night, after he gave that speech, his popularity went from 60% to 47% like that. ebbers was murdered that night. john f. kennedy went into the presidency as most presidents do, thinking foreign policy is going to be their biggest issue. with kennedy, it really wasn't. civil rights became an issue that he really hadn't seen and didn't know how to cope with. but i thought the speech he made in june of 63 was phenomenal and based on that, and knowing everything that we know, i would vote for john f. kennedy. >> host: and in your book, "let freedom ring," the president afraid he might well democrats, southern segregationist dragged its feet on proposing comprehensive civil rights legislation. those who wanted him to stan
people there. where i am disappointed in the civil rights movement is this year in february it was the 100th birthday of rosa parks and in central florida, we did nothing. in july of this year the 65th anniversary integration of the military which i have to thank truman for the cause in the marine corps in the organization i would have felt bearable if i had served. thank you for your work. my philosophy is organize and educate because that brings so many people that don't know about how the civil rights movement moved out. >> host: thank you sir. >> guest: i agree that we must continue to organize, mobilize and also educate and inform. that's why knowing your history and studying history -- and people need to read. when i was very young growing up in alabama i had a wonderful teacher who said to me over and over again read, my child, and i try to read everything. >> host: this is an e-mail from christine and she writes senator, thank you for serving the country. what is your point of view on the use of the n-word which is my generation? >> guest: i don't think that we shoul
the hate crimes involving whitetudents and black roommate. the civil rights groups wants tougher punishment. it will be busy at san jose state and the black student union will be holding a rally before the press conference by the naacp and the civil rights group is calling if felony charges to be filed against those four san jose state students. this is video from the rally with organizers calling it black thursday and students showed support for the alleged victim. four white freshman used slurs against the 17 year old black student need their campus housing with decorated rooms of nazi i imagines and put a bicycle lock around his neck. three have been charged with misdemeanor hate crime and the fourth is a juvenile facing similar charges. today, the san jose superintendent valley naacp will hold a press conference on conference with the state and national office and, also, san jose state leadership calling for the santa clara district attorney to increase the misdemeanor charges to felony charges. san jose state president will be at the resolution conference today and he ano oned he will
care and in the environment for future generation. mayor ed lee began his career as a civil rights attorney he later served as a director of the human rights commission fighting for people then as director of the public works and later as city administrator now as mayor of san francisco he continues to fight by implementing services that help our most vulnerable community. i'd like to welcome to the stage the houshlg may have san francisco mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> thank you very much. good evening, everybody and welcome to the people's palace. well, this is tonight i'm excited to be here it's an honor to be here to celebrate the ninth american heritage indian month no san francisco celebration of the awards. i wanted to thank not that all of you are here but for k q e d for the sponsoring of local heros. this is important because your city is all about diversity and i want to make sure that everybody can live here and be here and have good jobs and education and if they go out to the military they'll come back and give go opportunities for them. i have a special guest someone
. civil rights and community groups will join forces with university administration to call for tougher penalties for several white students charged in the case. our reporter is in san jose university. >> another rally by the black student union is scheduled for today before the press conference by the naacp which wants felony charges filed against the four san jose state students. here is video from last week, organizers call thed the black thursday with students showing support for the alleged victim, the prosecution says four white freshman used racial slur against the 17-year-old black student inside the campus housing with nazi images and a bicycle lock around his neck and locked him in his closet. they have been suspended. three have been charged with hate crimes and the four the is a juvenile. the san jose silicon valley naacp will hold a press conference on campus with the organization state and national office and san jose state leadership calling for the santa clara district attorney to increase the misdemeanor charges to felony charges. san jose state president will be at the
community i thank you for the continuing work for the fight for civil rights and for bringing to memory the thousands of guatemalans who disappeared during this genocide. there was genocide so thank you and congratulations. (clapping.) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and so like it was said. wore the co- plaintiffs in this case of the genocide. it was great he was taken to justice in the same country it happened >> >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so to say guatemalan la is a country that has peace. a country without peace is not a country >> so we want to do is send a democracy statement for guatemalan la. >> thank you (clapping.) is board of supervisors may wave the fee if it was there are not a relationship between the access of demonstrate. the plaintiff bears the burden to support the appeal including the technical information. i propose we conduct the hearing with the appellant talking and followed by the members of the public who can speak up to two minutes and the mayor's office on housing and can talk about the fee. they'll be followed by the members of the public
will have more coming up at the top of the hour. >>> they will hold a noontime news conference and the civil rights group will express its outrage with a hate crime case that has stunned the entire country. they filed for felony charges against four white students visually bullying and abusing a black roommate. they are facing hate crimes and battery charges. >>> time now 4:43 a memorial has been set up outside john f. kennedy's high school to mourning the long-term coach. he was killed while driving and he was actually trying to direct traffic away from a serious crash when another car hit and killed him. he was the athletic director of jfk high and at 76 years old he was still helping out with the sports program. >> he is the guy who loved his football players loved his basketball players loved his wood shop, loved algebra -- algebra kids even though he didn't teach, the message was, i will always be here for you. the memorial will be held outside of jfk memorial high. >>> 13 people were killed as the storm made its way through oklahoma and texas and it appears to be heading towards the no
with supporters to that news conference held at the tommy smith statue which is a symbol of civil rights and they had all their mouths taped as assist bell. -- a simple. many have expressed dissat faction. -- dissat faction. a 4th has been charged in juvenile court. they put a lock around his neck called him names and kept racist paraphernalia in their suite. activists are asking why they did not act more quickly. an incident expert will lead a proposed reform and people will receive better training to act on warning signs of abuse and they will act with students to discuss their concerns. now the black student union have said, members will be taking some action at the news conference and we are not sure what that is. as you see, they did have their mouths taped because they have not had a mouth in all of this and they have not been asking that they expel them rather than expel them and we will have more later janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> they are mourning the loss of a long time coach and teacher. they are remembering john web who was killed while driving on fremont. chp s
many of these decisions that have been engaged in the civil rights action and legislation. overall, i think the states have served people back home very well, doing it their way. >> final question. >> i am a former insurance commissioner as well as governor. i can look at it from the eyes of a commissioner as well as from the eyes of a governor and a senator. having seen all of those different views and looked at the viewpoints, i strongly support what is happening with the states having that right. apparently, the president does as well. >> asking you as a former insurance commissioner, do you feel the states with rate review authority or trying to negotiate with carriers have seen more competitive premiums? do you think it is not as clear- cut as some would suggest? >> i know some of the states that do not have right now a rate of approval have been seeking it and perhaps they will end up getting it through their state legislatures. i think it is a state issue. some believe in open competition without regard to dealing with approval of rates. they seem to be satisfied with it. other
to pass a immigration bill. >>> how do you make a movie about one of the greatest civil rights leaders in history? hollywood and capturing nelson mandela's legacy. one of the film's stars and the director will be here. >> the people are angry. >> we are all angry. i am angry! you are angry! but you must show loyalty. loyalty. >> more on the long walk to freedom coming up. good morning, i'm chris jansing. this morning, skeptical republicans and democrats are questioning the big deal president obama made over the weekend to temporarily freeze iran's nuclear program and they're threatening new sanctions that could scuttle the whole thing. >> boy, i'm very, very concerned about the deal. i think this was a deal for the sake of a deal, and i think that's dangerous. it makes the next six months even more difficult. >> i think it bodes a very, very ominously for the region and in fact u.s. security. >> we're sending a signal to iran that they can continue to go ahead and by talking and acting like they have good will can get away with at least nuclear weapon production. >> and if you say the
in a different place because the president had signed the 1964 civil rights bill in the summertime. the south was up in arms. mrs. johnson absolutely insisted on taking what was the lady bird special through the south, saying this is the part of the country i am from, i will not write off the south. so, they all got organized and i found just recently in my basement, since i live in the house i grew up in, all of the advance work for the lady bird special in my mother's handwriting. she said, she has various places we cannot find a local politician to show up. the women, who were wise of members were they with them, my father, as the caller said, served as something as an mc on the train. my mother told the story they would have to go ahead because there were bombs along the way and threats all along the way. not only was mrs. johnson on the train, but so were the johnson daughters. that was a lot of coverage. >> we would come back as i mentioned a little bit later on and have reflections from linda, the daughter who was part of the campaign. i wanted to just ask this question when we are tal
than that. last year they were making san francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever a time and place to turn the tied and to bring the &m music back to gideon's trumpet. we thank you and look forward to a great day. thank you. [ applause ] >> about a year-and-a-half go we saw one of the most dramatic shifts when the state took funding and reallocated to local and housing for state prisoners. our next speaker chief probation officers not only in san francisco
, civil rights attorney, richard herman a new york criminal defense attorney and law professor joins us from lovely las vegas. avery, the new trial based on problems with jury instructions, it's not new evidence but could all of this attention the case has gotten help for a different outcome for this woman? >> well, i wonder because actually if you remember, the george zimmerman case there was an enormous amount of talk about stand your ground. it never was and neither is marissa alexander's. the fact is, the trial judge initially said, you know, she's got to prove her defense beyond a reasonable doubt. the jury was out for 12 minutes. no wonder it got reversed. as nick said it's going back to trial, but i think this is going to be a very tough one. i think we're going to look for a plea deal here. >> richard, do you agree? what do you think? publicity help, hurt? >> miguel, here's the problem with the case. there are a lot of problems here. the initial plea bargain was a three-year deal which she rejected. florida has mandatory minimum sentencing. if you get convicted of an aggravated
came here, was plunged immediately into the coverage of civil rights in the mid-1960s and then worked for 20--you know, i worked here for five, maybe seven years. then went and spent about--almost 20 years in the rest of the world, always at abc's behest. my challenge when i first came to america was to work in every one of the 50 states, a silly challenge, but an interesting one. it kept me going. and then--and then i became overwhelmed by the notion of learning as much about the country as i could as i went along. i--i--if you work in television--you know this as well as i do. if you work in television, one of the things we fail to do, i think, is to show americans about their country, and so i've always wanted to do that. so the idea of doing this project was, for me, yet one more great learning experience. c-span: you say in the introduction that your father asked you to go outside and describe the sky when you--in the early days of whether or not you were going to be a broadcaster. why do you remember that, and what was he trying to get at? >> guest: because--i think what my fath
. there is nothing civil about letting somebody without their right mind decompensate to the to point that they lose their lives and sometimes other people lose their lives. our mother recently had called me and said that her son had been on the streets because he also left their house and the police called her first thing in the morning. she hadn't seen him in a long time and he had paranoid schizophrenia. they said your son is in the hospital. we arrested him on a 51/50. he was walking naked in the street in the middle of the night talking to himself. the mother and father jumped in the car and went to the emergency room and by the time they got there, the hospital had released him. i don't understand this. it's just, you know, i'm not a lawyer and i wasn't in the mental health field before, i just, i don't understand it. the qualifications and criteria for a holder extreme and they are unrealistic. a person much be imminently danger to self or others or gravely disabled before they are picked up. if your shelter is under a freeway, if he knows of a garbage can that he can frequent, he's not grave
unless the civil rights was involved what does that say about what he would have thought about affirmative-action? >> that's difficult to say. some of his views were broader than what could be passed so one has to distinguish what he would have thought about it as opposed to what the 14th amendment ended up protecting or saying. for example, while he never took a direct position on segregation come if you look at his life it's hard to believe that he would have thought that that was constitutional or would have supported it. with respect to affirmative action, one way of thinking that it is that he was someone who believed in the quality under the law and affirmative-action in that sense is troubling because it is not providing formal equality, it is providing something more like functional equality or equality of opportunity. he didn't vote for things in the immediate aftermath that gave benefits only to the free slaves. but one could say that that was in a limited temporary emergency sort of setting. he never explained why he voted for these things so it's hard to answer the
-- basically. latino civil rights movement after the second world war. like the blacks civil rights movement was very much rooted in the experience of g.i. in world war ii who went to go free asia and europe from murderous, fascist countriesble to come back to the united and find after accomplishing this great task, they were treated as other than fully enabled first class citizens by their own nation. and the story of hector garcia, mexican born, comes like tens of thousands of other family to the mexican revolution. settles in south texas. despite all the impediment in his past, becomes an m. d. before the beginning of the second world war. has to convince his superiors, who don't believe him, that he actually is a medical doctor. imagine. he has to bring his diploma and show them his physical diploma and the picture of his graduating class of residents from creighton university in nebraska. because they can't believe that a mexican is a drp. they take him out of the infantry and put him in the medical corp. and fights his way across europe as a decorated veteran and comes back and finds t
is really a civil right and it really effects our people that we serve in the independent resource center and i wanted to mention a couple of points. one is the prohibition against the people that receive ssa, from receiving the food stamps and really impacts the seniors and the people with disabilities, disproportionally, it is a major issue that really needs to be addressed and i hope is that through this process, san francisco can start to take steps to address this very important issue. i also want to say that many years ago, i have first hand experience with having the difficulty getting food, i was on ssi and so, this was many years ago but i have and i carry with me the memories of how difficult it was just to survive and to eat a proper meal i have a relative who is helpless in san francisco and he has moved to the mental health disability and when i was young he helped my mom take care of me and make sure that i was able to function throughout and growing up. and i am not able to help him now. but, what i am here to do today, is to ask, to remember, all of the people that are not
court, for the district of columbia. before that, he was an attorney. leading several high profile civil rights lawsuits. before wilkins appointment was filibustered two other obama nominees also faced the same fate just this month. some republicans insist the three vacant seats need to be scrapped all together. once again they are threatening to break the rules of the senate, in order to change the rules of the senate. and other what? over what? over a court that doesn't even have enough work to do? millions of americans are hurting because of a law washington democrats forced pong them, and what do they do about it? they cook up some fake fight over judges. a fake fight over judges. that aren't even needed. >> the move is also used to block executive branch appointments. in march, the an pointment to head the consumer protection bureau was blocked by a filibuster, at the time, republicans senators said they'd continue to block the confirmation, until the democrats agreed to make structural changes to the agency. october, congressman to head the federal housing finance agency. at that t
, more. 1957 civil rights bill. >> they don't talk anymore. they just threaten the filibuster and go about their business. >> so what happened with the filibuster? wait a minute. wait a minute. >> first of all, we democrats felt the republicans were blocking the nominees. they only controlled 55. >> tell me about harry reed and how he did this. >> he did this through a procedure that the republicans felt was parliamentary illegal. he did it with a 51 vote change of the rules. normally, they are only allowed to do in the first opening day of the session. however, they violated their own rule and did it according to the republicans. >> why have they waited so long to get rid of the filibuster? wait a minute? >> they need to do it now because they are running out of time to get the judges through. the democrats may lose the senate majority in the coming election. this may give them a chance to usher through many nominees the president chooses before they presidential election in the minority. it excites their base who have been not exactly thrilled with the democratic presidency as of l
motivated the woman to jump. >> happening today, civil rights activists, country leaders and san jose state university officials will join together to call for tougher charge against three students accused of a hate crime. police say they found evidence of hate messages and racial abuse in the 7th floor dorm room the three white students shared with a black freshman charged with misdemeanor hate and misdemeanor battery. the nc aaaap wants them increases to felonies. the group will call for an investigation into when campus housing officials learned of the abuse and what they did. >> police are reviewing surveillance video to figure how a 15-year-old boy was unconscious at a local high school. a man walking his dog found the boy outside the jim on saturday. the teen had a head injury and cuts and scratches. they are trying to determine if he was attacked or if he fell from the of radio of the gym 30' above. he had some fronts who have been known to play urban acrobatics on the campus. >> several months ago this young man and several friends were on the same campus and were engaged in jumping
into what sparked the place. >> developing news. civil rights leaders are calling for more serious charms in the hate crime case at san jose state university. matt keller joins us from san jose state. a news conference will be held the next hour or so? >> that is right. we just received an e-mail sent out by san jose state's president to the student body. in it says he does not clearly express the accountability for what the student endured. the president continued by saying and i quote, "by failing to recognize the meaning of a confederate flag and intervene earlier or impose sanctions as soon as the gravity of the behavior was cheer, we failed him, i failed him." the president will be at the naacp press conference at noon. four white freshmen were suspended and three face hate crimes and battery charges and the fourth is a juvenile expected to face similar charges. the district attorney will not comment on the four students. they live with their then 17-year-old black roommate from august to october and are accused of taunting him. the four put a bicycle lock around his neck. the naacp
used to be a civil rights attorney and helped folks to 0 reunite with their families. but at the time the direction connect to the history of the city being a city of immigrants 35 percent of all the small businesses in san francisco was owned by an immigrant. our whole history this city's been built on good immigrants who found ideas and employed others. and today that story has not changed. i think that the businesses in succeed if we have good sound business policies but we make sure there's comprehensive immigration reform. because we've he learned over the years is that there are millions of people in the state of california and undocumented folks in san francisco that are not part of our official economy that are hiding. because of fear that will not participate in health prevention because of fear. because of that we have to have an immigration policy it is forward-looking and make sure there's a path to censorship[p. we're in a worldwide talent war. are we going to lose to other great cities or are we going to make sure we're getting the talent. i know the conversations are a
's ten different titles, you know, to the civil rights act. and nine out of ten deal with public institutions and i'm absolutely in favor of one deals with private institutions and had i been around, i would have tried to modify that. >> so should have been allowed to stay segregated? sir, just yes or no. >> what i think would happen -- what i'm saying is that i don't believe in any discrimination. >> yep. that was rand paul's first chance to do the right thing. and he blew it. strike one. next rand paul defended gop voter i.d. laws that suppressed minority voters. >> we have an african-american president. african-americans are voting at a higher percentage in the last election than whites. there doesn't seem to be any systemic problem like there was in the south with precluding blacks from voting. >> that's strike two. and then rand paul went to a historically black university and lectured them on black history. >> if i would have said who do you think the founders of the naacp are, do you think they were republicans or democrats, would everybody in here know they were all repub
movement plans to use civil rights laws to make changes. >> just ahead, derailed california's bullet train hits a speed bump. why the project is now stuck in neutral. >> plus, pan doera's genetic box. a company defies the government after being told to stop what it's doing. >>> birth control warning a couldn't septemberive that may not work for some women. >> shopping online without paying sales tax? that story when >>> firefighters not only put out this fire, but they saved a dog from a burning home in campbell. police provided the video after breaking out this morning. nobody was hurt. >>> california high speed rail project hit a road block when the judge stopped a sale of bonds to finance the first bullet train. voter as proved proposition one a in 2008 to sell $10 billion in bonds a sacramento judge ruled the rail authority did not comply with certain pro visions the same judge ordered state to redo it's entire $68 billion funding plan for the construction can continue. and that take months and possibly years. >> the fda is ordering a mountain view-based company to stop selling it's te
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